NOTICE: All City of Cape Girardeau aquatic facilities will remain closed in Phase I of COVID-19, with a planned reopening in Phase II (target timeframe of June). If you have already purchased a Cape Splash season pass, a staff member will be in contact with you. Stay tuned for more details in the coming weeks. Please call 573.339.6342 with questions. Click here for more details on the phased reopening of Parks & Recreation facilities & programming.

We want you on our Aquatics Team!

There are many options for summer jobs but none as rewarding as being a lifeguard at Cape Splash! We have training available to certify you as a lifeguard as well as a Water Park Certification. If you are already certified we are always looking for quality, certified staff like yourself to be a part of our team!

Lifeguard Training Courses

The Lifeguard Training Course consists of both practical skills testing as well as written exams. The Lifeguard Course consists of a minimum of 28 hours of hands-on training including CPR/AED, First Aid and life-guarding certifications. 

There are two timed events for lifeguard certification. The first is a timed brick dive consisting of swimming 20 yards using proper stroke technique and then diving to the bottom of a 7-10 foot pool and retrieving
 a 10 pound object. Swimmer will then return to the starting point while maintaining hands on the 10 pound object and exiting the pool without a ladder. Time must be under one minute and 40 seconds. The second timed event is two minutes treading water without using arms. 

Click here to learn about our winter/spring lifeguard training classes!
Contact Robert at or 573.339.6340 to learn more!

Become a Certified Slide Attendant

If you are not sure you want to be a lifeguard but your are interested in working the summer at Cape Splash, we have other opportunities available just for YOU! We offer Slide Attendant positions to anyone age of 15 and over. Slide Attendants monitor the top of our water slides and verify height and safety requirements.

Become a Swim Lesson Instructor

Would you like to be a Swim Lesson Instructor? If you're reliable, self-motivated and able to work independently, a dependable vehicle, have a knowledge of swimming techniques, and love kids, that's a great start! Now you need to fill out the application and you could be part of the Learn to Swim team! We are currently seeking Swim Instructors, Apply Today!

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  • 1565 N. Kingshighway
    Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
  • Telephone 573.339.6343
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  • Rainout Line 573.975.1024
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